Origin of reading
Related Words for readingsaccount, knowledge, lesson, study, version, examination, learning, translation, education, review, perusal, conception, impression, inspection, understanding, rendering, scrutiny, construction, treatment, rendition
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Contemporary Examples of readings
He loved that idea, and suggested a potluck dinner of sushi and strawberry smoothies and readings from our favorite books.My Post-Ultra-Orthodox Wedding
March 21, 2014
That said, there are countless activities, from lectures, walking tours, and readings to yoga and gallery openings.The Second Life of San Miguel de Allende
February 26, 2014
We would before Christmas compile a thick book of readings for him.Clinton, Bush, and Obama Speechwriters on How They Made the State of the Union Address
January 27, 2014
Similar to the readings on exercise equipment, these measurements can vary in accuracy.How to Better Use Your Data
January 8, 2014
At two or three of her readings, she says, they heckled her.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back
December 22, 2013
Historical Examples of readings
But the writings and readings of men will not be enough to ensure this.The Chinese Fairy Book
The first is that the readings taken with a hydrometer will then be misleading.
These readings are to be taken with the electrolyte at a temperature of 80° Fahrenheit.
The battery should be charged several hours before the readings are taken.
Readings taken at other temperatures should be converted to 80°.
- the act of a person who reads
- (as modifier)a reading room; a reading lamp
- ability to read
- (as modifier)the reading public; a child of reading age
Old English ræding, "a reading, the act of reading" either silent or aloud, "a passage or lesson," verbal noun; see read (v.)). Meaning "interpretation" is from mid-14c. (in reference to dreams). Meaning "a form of a passage of text" is from 1550s; that of "a public event featuring reading aloud" is from 1787.
county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (c.900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."